Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) English teacher and English department head Christopher Starnes was recently nominated as an HEB Excellence in Education candidate.

In a review that compared scientific research on predictors of job performance to the qualities in highest demand for the 21st century workforce, there were three general markers of high potential identified; ability, social skills, and drive. Starnes displays all of these markers naturally.

“This nomination means more to me than any kind of professional recognition I have ever received because it comes from within the community that I have loved and served for fifteen years,” said Starnes. “I don’t know exactly who nominated me, but I hope that it means that I have contributed positively to the personal growth of the many students that have been in my class over the years.”

Starnes is eligible to win the Leadership Award, which honors teachers with 10-20 years of experience. If ultimately picked as a finalist and win, he will receive a $10,000 check personally and a $10,000 grant for Aransas County Independent School District.

Winners of the award will be announced next year in May.

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Isabelle Elkin

Being acknowledged by the community that you have worked for sure is the greatest reward that one can get, many congratulations. Education field needs people like Starnes and Student essay on time writing servise for it to flourish. Once again congratulations on achieving this award of recognition.

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